Apply for an English-taught bachelor’s degree

  • Read through our application deadlines and procedure before you start your application
  • Our tuition fee is paid annually and updated shortly before admissions open in December
  • An application fee is required
  • We process your application once you submit parts 1 and 2

Tuition fee

Our tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is:

  • € 6240,50 for non-EEA students
  • € 961,90 for EEA students

Your place on the programme is reserved once the tuition fee is paid in full. 

Supplementary educational materials such as coursebooks are not included.

EEA or non-EEA?
  • European Educational Area: including all 27 EU-member states + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway 
  • Belgian students are EEA students and follow this procedure. 

Financial support

KdG offers no scholarships or grants. As a public university, we spread our funding across the entire student body. It helps us keep our tuition fees fair and means our university remains accessible to as many students as possible.

Check Study in Flanders’ website for scholarship opportunities. Students holding a Belgian ID card can apply for a 'studiebeurs'.

Application deadlines

For the September 2021 intake: 

Starts
December 14, 2020

Ends
You need to submit your full online application (parts 1 and 2) and supporting documents by:

  • Non-EEA nationals 
    May 3, 2021
  • Non-EEA nationals with a temporary Belgian residence permit 
    September 24, 2021 
  • EEA nationals (EU & Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein)
    September 24, 2021

Application procedure

Our online application is split into two parts:

PART 1

PART 2

  • Access the final part of your application using the emailed link
  • Complete the form including your motivational statement (100-250 words)
  • Submit part 2

Application fee

We require an application fee payable during part 1 of your online application.

  • Cost?
    €113,20 (excluding bank costs). This fee is deducted from your tuition fee if you are accepted onto the programme.
  • Not paid?
    We are unable to process your application or answer questions on your eligibility for a degree programme.

Supporting documents

You need to upload the following supporting documents:

Secondary education certificate

  • Upload certificates in English, Dutch, French or German only. Certificates in other languages need translating first by a SWORN translator before submission.
  • As a rule we accept certificates that grant access to a comparable higher education degree programme in the country it was awarded.
  • If you are awaiting your secondary education certificate, please submit a statement of expected graduation from your high school. We will need your original certificate by the beginning of September.

Check examples of certificates that we typically accept.

Language certificate

We require CEFR level B2 English or higher for our English-taught bachelor’s degrees. Note that you can submit an application if your language certificate is pending.

You need to meet one of the following language requirements:

  • Native English speaker
    Provide official confirmation from your secondary school or university that you have:
    • Studied in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand or one of Canada’s English-speaking provinces and obtained a high school diploma with at least four years’ schooling there.
    • Or completed two years and passed 50% of your courses at a higher education institute.
  • Semi-native English speaker
    Provide official confirmation from your secondary school or university that you have:
    • Studied at a high school or university where English is the language of instruction
    • Or completed four years or more of full-time secondary education there
    • Or completed two years and passed 50% of your courses at a higher education institute

    You need to register for a Skype language test during your application. The test includes a written task.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Achieved a score of six or higher in your International Baccalaureate Diploma for English A or English B
  • English-language certificate holder
    Achieved the required scores in one of the language tests listed below within the last two years:
    • Duolingo English test
      • Minimum overall score: 105
      • Minimum sub scores: 90

      Select KdG when prompted. We offer a refund in some cases.

    • Cambridge English Qualifications
      • Minimum overall score: 168
      • Minimum sub scores: 161
    • IELTS
      • Minimum overall score: 6.0
      • Minimum sub scores: 5.5
    • ITACE
      • Minimum overall score: B2
      • Minimum sub scores: B2
    • TOEFL-iBT
      • Minimum overall score: 78
      • Minimum sub scores: 18

      Use our code B712 to speed up the process

    • KdG proof of course credit
      • You previously earned a KdG proof of course credit for English B2 or higher

Complete application

  • We will email a link to our online platform where you complete part 2 of your application.
  • Complete the form including your motivational statement (100-250 words)

  • Submit part 2

  • Upload any outstanding supporting documents to part 1
  • Your application is now complete and we will start to process your file

Motivational statement

The motivational statement is a part of the application process. You should prepare it in advance.

  • Outline why you are interested in the programme and our school, and how the course relates to you as an individual and your aspirations.
  • Maximum 100-250 words

Acceptance

We will inform you by email to let you know whether your application is successful or not.

Some students may receive a conditional acceptance – subject to them submitting their high school diploma certificate by the beginning of September.

Credit transfers

If you have already obtained credits at another higher education institution, you could qualify for a credit transfer.

You can get an idea of which credit transfers you are eligible for by comparing your previously earned credits with our programme’s
modules on ects.kdg.be.

Once you are accepted onto one of our programmes, you can formally submit your request for a credit transfer.

We examine whether you qualify, by comparing the content and credits of your previous course units with your KdG degree modules.

A credit transfer is only awarded if there is a match and we are satisfied that you have already obtained the relevant competences.

Enrolment

  • International students
    Once you have paid your tuition fee for the upcoming academic year, your place is reserved on the degree programme. You will receive a formal acceptance letter via email, which can be used to apply for a visa if required.
  • Students with a Flemish or Dutch high school diploma
    Your KdG acceptance email is sufficient to reserve your place and we will invite you to finalise your enrolment and tuition fee payment in the summer.